Why You Suffer From Meat Sweats

A doctor explains the science behind it

The dreaded meat sweats. Almost everyone who has feasted on a rack of ribs, tasted the glory that is smoked Central Texas-style brisket, downed a plate of choucroute garnie or indulged in a classic steakhouse dinner has experienced the mysterious condition firsthand. But what causes them? Science hasn't been able to back up or explain the phenomenon. To get to the bottom of this sweaty dilemma, the team at First We Feast turned to Dr. Stuart Farrimond, who explains:

However, since it takes longer for the body to process high-protein foods, the meat sweats often don't hit until we're already asleep.

This means a late dinner could make you wake up in a less than ideal state, in need of a shower pronto. Looking to avoid rising with a meaty hangover? Maybe save that rib eye for lunch.